Urban Health - Fundamentals (Online Course)

May 01 - May 31, 2021

Course Objectives

While urbanization is associated with improvements in health and development, it can also produce some negative consequences – unhealthy lifestyles, environmental degradation and social inequities. This situation is most problematic in developing countries, against a background of unplanned growth, struggling health systems and lack of commensurate basic services for many.

This online course aims to teach the fundamentals of Urban Health, especially applicable to low– and middle-income country settings. It is a basic level course and aims to introduce fundamental concepts of urban public health, and sensitise participants to the unique health problems in such settings.

Course Details

This web-based course can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for busy practitioners, researchers and students who are unable to travel to learn and update their knowledge on Urban Health.

  • The complete duration of this course is 10 hours but it may be completed over a period of one month
  • Upon successful completion, participant will receive a Course Completion certificate from St John’s Research Institute

    Course Schedule

    Module #

    Module Title




    Urban Demography


    Urban Poor


    Urban Health Framework


    Urban Health & Sustainable Development Goals

1st — 31st May 2021

Who Should Attend:
This short course is  targeted at any student, professional or researcher interested in urban public health. Those from the backgrounds of medicine,    health sciences, social sciences, life/biological sciences, economics, arts or commerce will find this useful.

Organization and Delivery:
The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed any time using a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Registration is to be done online at the weblink given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit/debit card or net banking using a payment gateway. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form directly on the website.

Registration for the course is now open. To register please click the link below and fill in your application form.


Course Fee:
For participants from within India:

INR 1850/- plus 18% GST
INR 1000/- plus 18% GST [for current students]

For participants from outside India:

US $ 50/- (forty US dollars only all inclusive)

Course fee payment:

*Payment can be made through credit card, debit card or net banking

**If you are making payment through credit card, debit card, net banking, you will be directed to payment after you submit your registration form.

*** Participants outside India can make a NEFT transfer and send details of the transfer to epibio@sjri.res.in

You can write to us for further queries – epibio@sjri.res.in

For further enquiry and registration, contact

Dr. Prem K. Mony, MD
Course Director
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute
Bangalore - 560034, India

Dr Kavya. R, MPH
Course Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute
Bangalore - 560034, India

E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in

Ph: (080)49467032